The Winfield school board on Monday night voted to send all students back to the classroom for in-person learning on Jan. 19, the day after Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

The exception is students whose parents chose remote learning for them.

In a 6-1 vote, board members decided that pre-kindergarten students would be in the classroom Monday through Thursday and would learn remotely on Friday. Students kindergarten through 12 grades will be in class five days a week.

The entire district was shut down to in-person learning in mid-November due to a surge in the coronavirus pandemic. Staying in classrooms will depend on whether the City-Cowley County Health Department requires the district to return to hybrid or all-remote learning based on risk.

The impact on school activities will be clarified later in the week after school officials meet with health officer Thomas Langer.

Check back later or read Wednesday's CourierTraveler for a complete story. 

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